Cottage in West Chester PA - Two miles from town.

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1 bedroom, desk, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
1 bedroom, desk, WiFi, bed sheets
Fireplace, books
Fireplace, books

Overview of Cottage in West Chester PA - Two miles from town.

Entire home

Cottage in West Chester PA - Two miles from town.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
West Chester, PA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrandywine Picnic Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationWest Chester University of Pennsylvania5 min drive
  • Popular LocationChester County Historical Society6 min drive
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)35 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
575 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

West Chester

Located in West Chester, this cottage is on a river. Chadds Ford Historical Society and Christian C. Sanderson Museum are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Brandywine Picnic Park and Tee It Up Golf Center. QVC Studio Park and Historic Sugartown are also worth visiting. Kayaking and water tubing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and horse riding nearby. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Brandywine Picnic Park - 3 min drive
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania - 5 min drive
  • Chester County Historical Society - 6 min drive
  • Tee It Up Golf Center - 8 min drive
  • Chaddsford Winery - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Exton Station - 13 min drive
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 35 min drive


  • Nudy’s Cafe — 5 min drive
  • Pietro’s Prime — 5 min drive
  • Carlino's Market — 5 min drive
  • The Lincoln Room — 5 min drive
  • Gemelli - Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café — 5 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cottage in West Chester PA - Two miles from town.

Riverfront cottage in West Chester with fireplace
Bala Farm Cottage now has it's own website. Bala Farm Cottage is a wonderfully cozy little cottage located less than 3 miles from the center of West Chester, at the top of a hill in a quiet neighborhood. It has charming study downstairs with a bay window looking out towards majestic trees, and an entry hall that ends with a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. A lovely curved staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom with queen bed and a spacious bathroom. You'll love your stay in West Chester at Bala Farm Cottage!

The space

Bala Farm Cottage, located 2 miles from the center of West Chester, was built around 1850 to serve as a "library" (1800's version of a man cave, we think) at a time when the main Bala Farm house (built in 1759) was being used as a boarding school for boys. It's undoubtedly been employed in a variety of functions since then, and when we bought the property we thought it would make a perfect guest cottage.

We've made a few changes to give the cottage some of the comforts that help make a very enjoyable stay. The wet bar is located at the end of a quaint entry hall, and has a small refrigerator and microwave, in addition to a K-cup coffee machine with complimentary pods provided, a small toaster oven and an electric kettle. There is also a sliced bread toaster and cutting board provided, but please be aware that there are no cooking appliances, utensils or abilities beyond these.

The study includes a love seat with pillows and additional blankets for staying cozy in winter months, across from a gas fireplace that warms the room nicely. There is a small table with two chairs that can be used both for dining or as a workspace. For those looking to spend quite a bit of time working, there is a desk against the wall that provides more of a formal workspace. There are also built-in cabinets in the study, which serve as a sort of panty, holding wine glasses, plates & utensils (we've switched to paper & plastic since COVID began), salt & pepper, napkins and bottle openers. To round out the seating, there are a couple of padded accent chairs that provide additional options.

The curved staircase leads up to a cozy bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and a spacious bathroom. There are both privacy curtains and wood shutters, so you can either fill it with natural light, or keep things dark for a longer slumber. There is no closet in the bedroom, but there is a suitcase stand and a garment rack for hanging clothes. The bathroom includes a shower and small vanity with mirror, as well as closeted shelves, with some basic amenities such as shampoo & conditioner and body wash.

There is a large stone fire pit just steps from the cottage that guests are welcome to use, with adirondack chairs and picnic table nearby, that you may find perfect for enjoying an evening glass of wine or cold beer outdoors. All of the trees on the property mean that there is plenty of wood nearby for enjoying fires if the weather allows (we keep one stack next to the fire pit).

Please note that the house and cottage are within a small development. However, we are on top of a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac and surrounded by trees, so there is a private feel and you hardly notice when you are on the property and in the cottage, but you will notice when you drive into the neighborhood.

We look forward to welcoming you for your stay at Bala Farm Cottage!

Guest access:

Guests will have the cottage to themselves, can come and go as they please, and are welcome to enjoy the grounds. If anything is needed that is not in the cottage, just ask!

Interaction with guests:

We're happy to interact with guests as much or as little as they prefer! Since we live on the grounds, we'll usually be available to answer questions, provide recommendations, or tell stories.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 575 sq ft (53 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Brandywine Valley Treasure
Great Brandywine Valley historic cottage in convenient location. Perfect for 2 individuals.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect wedding night suite
Fairytale-like home had everything we could have asked for!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect weekend getaway
This adorable cottage is in a beautiful location convenient to downtown West Chester & Longwood Gardens. Enjoy Stroud Reserve & this historical area.

5/5 Excellent

Loved my stay here! It was a beautiful and very comfortable cottage. Just perfect. Will definitely book again when I am in the area.

5/5 Excellent

Had a great stay
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021